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in for his second term as the 44th president of the united states. good morning. i'm gwen eiffel and welcome to his pbs news hour special coverage of today's nailingration. >> i'm jeffrey brown. it's a bright sunny day here in washington. temperatures remain in the 30's. that's a bit warmer than four years ago for the president's first inauguration. that of course saw a record-setting crowd, nearly 2 million people. no one is expecting anything quite like that this time around but still, folks have been finding spaces on the mall tonight since the sun came up. you can see them setting up spots now. we will be covering the entire inaugural ceremony live. and if you're not at your tv you can watch our live stream on our home page at news hour.pbs.org or follow us on twitter. >> this earmarks the 150th anniversary of the man'spation proclamation. you can see bill and hillary clinton on the podium. there are also people there celebrating the election of the first african-american president. president obama is only the 16th sitting chief executive to be returned to office. he is the first preside
in perspective, especially since it's simultaneously martin luther king day. >> thank you for uniting this country. left or right, republican or democrat, it's a day to unite the country. >> cbs news coverage of inauguration day will continue in a moment. >>> 1981, reagan moved it from the east front of the capitol to the west. the idea was to no longer toward europe but to the front. and the hostages held in iran for 444 days had been set free. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto®
that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> the united states will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. >> all are equal. all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. >>> the presidential inauguration is getting under way right here on the capitol, and we have a front row seat. >> here on the national mall, people are staking out their spot to experience this moment in history. >> the sun rises on barack obama's second term. >> we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. unity over purpose. >> on this day, a public celebration of the presidency after a private oath the day before. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> on this capitol where so many battles have been fought and will be fought, political rivalries are being set aside in a show of democracy and unity for all the world to see. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >>> we're live here on the west front of the united states capitol for one of the grandest celebration
to be the president of the united states or something like that. jumping the gun a little bit. officials from south carolina and new hampshire. just want to mention that. who knows what the field will look like in a couple of years. a broad overview. not looking backwards but looking forward. giving the grand vision. perhaps, mentioning some of the issues he wants to tackle. gun control, deficit reduction. as you said, waiting on the big details until the state of the union address. neil: you mentioned finding common ground. we may have gotten a hint on that when republicans said they would look at eight debt ceiling it ascension back ago, probably, three months. what do you make of that? don: they would be blamed, roundly, thoroughly if the country went into some kind of default. the strategy, as you have been reporting, has been to try to take this issue off the table and then fight the battle over spending cuts when you have a sequestration cuts scheduled to start march 1. the current resolution running the government also running out into her three months from now. as well as, the debt ceiling
of congress, all of the supreme court, really the entire united states government is all together and it's awfully exciting. you can be happy or sad with the election results but it is awfully exciting. all of this is in the constitution, the 20th of january. in this case the 21st, the oath of office, the 30 words that the president says. that is i think part of it is a celebration of america. it is a celebration of our traditions. shepard: indeed it is and the first lady walking in or will be just shortly here. chris, i know you have some presidential historians there with you. i wonder what your sense is for what this day means as far as marking, setting the tone for the next four years? >> yeah. we're trying to get our presidential historian in. he is somewhere in the office. but jay winnick. obviously will be enormously important to see what this president has to say. it is interesting, i talked with david plouffe, one of the president's senior advisors yesterday he sent kind of a double message. on the one hand he said we need common ground that republicans and democrats coming toge
personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation when you go from the first to the second. the first one, everybody's filled with hope. we can make c
of the united states, begins her way down to the podium. >> i think there is more partisanship about to break out. >> call it bipartisanship. >> maybe i'm caught up in the spirit of the day. >> explain. >> i'll explain. >> and where do you see that? >> i have some circumstantial evidence. look at the fiscal cliff vote and look at the sandy vote. a microcosm. what you're finding there is john boehner willing to break what is called the hastert rule, which is that to pass measures with majority democrats when they really need to be passed. i have no illusions every bill is going to go down that way. and then with the debt ceiling, same thing. i do think there's some evidence that republicans are saying, you know, in part for public image reasons but maybe in part because of good economic reasons, we can't keep whacking away at the economy like this to please our base we ha. >> it's not about the two parties necessarily shifting their philosophical positions or moving together but more of a practical decision by the house leadership to recognize the limits on what they can accomplish with the ma
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to be president of the united states meng corrected himself and said he is proud to be vice president of the united states. it is said that he does want to be president and he will throw his hat into the ring as soon as this gets underway. >> there are a couple of people who are likely to throw their hats in the ring, including mrs. clinton. they have used this family bible and all the swearing sin and his family. president obama we used to buy votes. i think history should note i saw one of the people on the stand who was jay-z. the first time that he has been on the inaugural stanford presidential inauguration. [laughter] also beyonce will be performing and james taylor and kelly clarkson. megyn: i'd like to take that back. you can start from scratch. but can you get through the rest of the day without either of these two words? the phrase makings once way -- making one's way. [talking over each other] >> okay, your guide, john roberts, he is going to make his way. >> the notecards are there. chief justice roberts loved the oath, and i thought that was interesting. here come the dau
memorial, marks about the halfway point on this ride from this white house to the united states capitol. brian, he's passing in front of us right now to the excitement of the people here behind me. >> willie geist whose height and physical size blocks the few of no fewer than 200 people, no doubt. willie, is the limousine up to you yet? >> yes, it is. here it comes right now. the beast is right in front of us as we speak. >> so this is the part of -- if you're watching at home, this is the part of the day people usually don't preposition themselves to see. they end up seeing it almost by accident because they're getting in place for the later part of the day when they go back to the white house. and everybody can get a good look. believe me, those security folks in washington are ready for this. it's a long shot from the capit capitol. as we look at these pictures, we have been joined by a friend of ours here in the studio. peggy nunan is with us. peggy, let's look at when this falls in our political life in this country. what an awful time we've had concerning these two parties getting
everyone. host: that was bobby in new orleans. the first chief justice of the united states swore in a more potent -- more presidents than any other sense, from thomas jefferson to anger jackson, nine swearing in court chief justice marshall. robert toney had seven, president from martin van buren up through abraham lincoln's first term. here is an abbreviated look at the schedule of events today. the president will be attending church services at st. john's episcopal church around the corner from the white house, the swearing in ceremony begins at about 11:20, followed by lunch in the u.s. capitol, and the parade itself from the capitol to the white house beginning at about 2:45, and then the president is scheduled to attend two inaugural balls at the washington convention center this evening at about 8:45. c-span will be live all day with this stuff, and you can also view it online at c-span.org. a lot of additions to our web site, pieces of video we shot yesterday, we are shooting today -- you will see photos people are posting, with the hashtag inaug2013. greta brunner is down at ninth
is the united states marine band often known as the president's band because they are performing constantly at events at the white house. and they are magnificent, might i say. >> john: indeed. i'm a big fan of the harmonica. >> jennifer: the harmonica? >> john: every kid gets a marine band harmonica as a kid. >> jennifer: who knew. great thing about the marine band is i can tell you, governor every year, the president has a state dinner, of course, where he invites the governors to come. it is inside of the white house. you sit at these ten top tables. the marine band comes at one point in the dinner, comes through the room, parking in between -- standing in between the tables and playing masterpieces of american -- obviously history, patriotic tunes. it is completely goosebump inspiring. they're magnificent. >> john: it is a parth of the pomp i really like it. is easy to pooh-pooh it and say it is too much ceremony. this is where what we have been and will be comes together in a confluence of events. for all of the celebration, it is a great time for criticism of policy, celebration of vi
will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the
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